The Fall of Gondolin - Pages 37 - 47 Summary & Analysis

J.R.R. Tolkien
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Tuor, a man from the Land of Shadows, comes from a people who do not sing of the sea. Tuor, however, lives alone on a lake called Mithrim making music with a harp made with the sinews of bears. One day, he leaves his songs and learns many things from wandering and learning from the nomad Noldoli However, fate leads him to a hidden river that lead into a cavern made by the Noldoli at Ulmo’s request. The Noldoli guide Tuor through the mountain passageways, and he continued to follow the river west. The further he goes, the rougher the waters get as the ravine becomes lower. Throughout his journey, Tuor site and listens to the voice of the water, leaps from stone to stone, and sings.

One evening, Tuor hears a sound of a creature that he does not recognize. After...

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